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From Ted Dunning <>
Subject Re: wordnet
Date Thu, 18 Jun 2009 18:12:34 GMT
One of the take-aways of all of this work is that it is difficult to get
large amounts of performance lift from resources built for purposes
different than what you are doing.

Wordnet was not built to specifically help with search or with data mining.
It was built because people wanted to explore whether a machine readable
dictionary like data source would help.  Occasionally it does, but more
often it does not.  The observation that links are not weighted is one
problem that is commonly encountered, but that only raises the question of
how to weight links.  That question has no single answer.

On Thu, Jun 18, 2009 at 8:54 AM, Stephen Green <>wrote:

> Seriously, though, there's been a lot of work on this, and you should get
> some good ideas from some of the work that was done in this century :-)
>  Man, I'm getting old.

Ted Dunning, CTO

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